Camera Workers, 1858-1950

The British Columbia, Alaska and Yukon Photographic Directory, 1858-1950

Ellis, Walter James[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]

Male 1872 -


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  • Name Ellis, Walter James 
    Born Sep 1872  Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1911  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    627 Granville St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1911  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    627 Granville
    105
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1912-1915  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Home Address/Year 1915  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    784 Thurlow St.
    34
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Marriage Bride: Amy  [11
    Person ID I1142  Camera Workers | E, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He managed the Chic Studio (1911) and Photo and Art Stores (1913) in Vancouver. He also appears to have spent time or lived in Powell River, taking photographs there and in surrounding areas between 1911 and 1914. He is listed as a photographer in Powell River in the 1911 Canada census under the name James Ellis. In the 1911 census James Ellis was married to a woman named Amy and they had immigrated from England in 1910. By 1915 Walter J. Ellis was working for BC Technical Press as a printer; the company also published some of his postcard views of Powell River. The 1910 Vancouver business directory has a James W. Ellis working as a printer for The World newspaper; he lived at 716 Hamilton St.
    • FORMATS: postcards.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: Print surface may be titled, dated and marked "Copyright Ellis Powell River, BC"

  • Sources 
    1. [S872] COLLECTION: BL.
      Canadian colonial copyright photographs: print(s) (digital facsimile URL, accessed 2 Dec 2017, http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=HS85/10/26714)

    2. [S698] HENVAN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910), 702.
      Vancouver: "Ellis James W printer 'The World' h 716 Hamilton"

    3. [S795] HENVAN11, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1911), 647.
      Vancouver: "Ellis Walter J photogr 105, 627 Granville"

    4. [S797] HENVAN12, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1912).
      Vancouver: not listed

    5. [S746] HENVAN13, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1913).
      Vancouver: not listed

    6. [S747] HENVAN14, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1914).
      Vancouver: not listed

    7. [S748] HENVAN15, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1915), 625.
      Vancouver: "Ellis Walter J printer B C Technical Press h 34, 784 Thurlow"

    8. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1913.
      Powell River

    9. [S976] British Columbia Magazine, (Vancouver : Man-to-Man Co.), Mar 2011.
      Ad, 627 Granville

    10. [S400] Pierce (1985), Patricia Pierce, (Don Mills, Ont.: Stoddart, 1985), 105.
      "Walter James Ellis"

    11. [S722] Census of Canada 1911.
      "Ellis James ... Photographer"
      Province of B.C., District no. 8 Comox-Atlin, Enumeration district no. 8 Comox in Powell River, p. 12, line 18